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Old 06-05-2011, 02:09 PM   #11
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Thank you too! (: Right now I've moved onto whether my tank can survive in the long run with a hob skimmer, I was looking at the reef octopus 100F I think it was called. But this also causes problems because my tanks hood contains light and filter taking up all the space. Havent figured out what to do with that yet
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how big is your tank?
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:49 PM   #13
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its a 40 gallon. I was thinking of moving my lights out and just leaving my in hood filter, and put the skimmer where the lights are.

Then hopefully get some smaller more direct lights
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a 40g with a built in hood filter wow i thought those only came in the small 5g kits.

if you plan on going with a reef system you're probably going to have to remove that hood for a different lighting unit so that filter will have to be removed. might as well get an HOB skimmer and an HOB filter if thats the case
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:51 PM   #15
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ahh i see, so scrap the hood filter and hood lights.

I was looking at the reef octopus hob skimmer , any recommendations for the filter then? And do I need any additional filter besides that then?
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if reef its best to go with a natural filtration, so micro algaes and live rock. a hang on refugium would bee a good filtration alimg with a skimmer, the reef octopus are some of the best on the market and you shouldn't have an issue with them
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:59 PM   #17
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Hang on refugium? I know what that means but thats totally different from just a hang on mechanical filter? So would I be looking at 3 pieces of equipment? (filter, refugium, and skimmer?)
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no you wouldn't really need a filter, you could have one for mechanical filtration, but you'd have to rinse it off. a refugium with chaeto and micro algaes will eat any organics that the skimmer has not pulled out and no build up of organics in a filter pad, causing nitrate spikes
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What is chaeto? and micro algae is just a type of plant right? Are you saying I can just have a hob skimmer, along with just a refugium (a container with simply a return pump) and thats enough?
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Also, how would I get the particles and such out without a mechanical filter? Sorry for all these questions I'm just getting excited to see what I need to run my tank
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